7 Festive Activities to Celebrate the First Day of Fall

Fall Activities at TicketsatWork

It’s time to put away the summer swimsuit, and grab a comfy sweater because the first day of fall is officially here! To celebrate the changing of season, we are spotlighting seven incredibly cool fall activities to enjoy with family and friends.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
It’s Halloween fun for everyone at Walt Disney World! The family-friendly event features fan-favorite shows, beloved Disney characters, parades, must-see attractions and trick-or-treating throughout the park. Plus, you can also dress in costume! Save over 20%

Sky View Observatory
Experience the tallest public observatory in the Pacific Northwest and the perfect place to begin any Seattle experience. Located in downtown Seattle on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center, the 360 degree panoramic view includes Mt. Rainier, Bellevue, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker, the Space Needle and the city of Seattle. Save up to 30%

As you take in the changing of leaves, why not bask in the bright lights of Broadway as well? From star-driven revivals (Betrayal) and popular musicals (Wicked) to brand new plays, (The Sound Inside) the Theatre District in NYC always delivers a good time if you’re looking for the best entertainment in the Big Apple. Broadway Savings

Austin City Limits Festival
Drawing big crowds and terrific musical artists since 2002, ACL returns this year with another star-studded lineup, playing over two weekends at Zilker Park: Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13. Enjoy 8 stages with more than 125 performers, including big names such as The Cure, The Raconteurs, Guns n’ Roses, and Cardi B. Preferred Access tickets for ACL

The theme park in Derry Township, PA, has 65 rides and attractions, plus live entertainment and plenty of games, food and shops. This fallm don’t miss Hersheypark In The Dark; Enjoy weekends (Oct. 18 through Nov. 3) for dark coaster rides, trick-or-treating, a delicious line-up of fall eats, holiday-themed entertainment and much more! Save over 20%

Flamingo Gardens
Enjoy a day in Miami strolling around this tropical paradise. The Botanical Gardens features 3000+ species of rare and exotic plants. The Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife, including alligators, bear, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacocks and flamingos. Save 40%

Franklin Park Zoo
Located on a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, you can  meet hundreds of animals from around the world, ranging from red pandas to western lowland gorillas, giraffes and kangaroos. Enjoy exhibits like Giraffe Savannah, Tiger Tales and Kalahari Kingdom. Save 20%

By Jeff Hyatt

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Announce Thrilling New Attractions for 2020

Ice Breaker – Opening Spring 2020 at SeaWorld Orlando

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and SeaWorld Orlando have exciting new attractions coming to the parks in 2020. It’s the first time in four years both parks have launched new coasters in the same year, plus there’s a new water slide also scheduled to open at Adventure Island in Tampa.

Iron Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes Iron Gwazi, its 10th coaster and designed to be one of the tallest, fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world. This is a big one folks! It’s 206 feet tall, with a 91-degree drop and reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour. Lookout for three inversions and 12 airtime hills as it races along more than 4,075 feet of purple steel track. Save up to 45%

Ice Breaker at SeaWorld Orlando
At SeaWorld Orlando, fans can look forward to Ice Breaker, the park’s sixth coaster. Shiver through family-friendly adventures on the park’s first launch coaster. The thrill ride will feature four launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida — a 93-foot tall spike with 100-degree angle. Save up to 45%

Solar Vortex at Adventure Island
Back over to Tampa we go and the forthcoming debut of Solar Vortex at Adventure Island, America’s first dual-tailspin water slide. This family raft slide combines high-banking rotations and rapid descents, sending sliders on a swirling journey through two open tailspin features. Solar Vortex will be an electrifying new ride for families next year. Save up to 60%

Looks like Spring 2020 is shaping up to be quite exciting! But you can still enjoy all three parks right now with super savings from TicketsatWork.com.

By Jeff Hyatt

Win Halloween Horror Nights Merchandise Sweepstakes at TicketsatWork

Win Halloween Horror NightsTM Merchandise Sweepstakes at TicketsatWork

Prepare to face your fears at Universal’s Halloween Horror NightsTM 2019! With 10 terrifying haunted houses, 5 pulse-pounding scare zones and twisted surprises at every turn, your worst nightmares come to life like never before at the World’s Premier Halloween Event. Check out The Ultimate Survival Guide to Halloween Horror Nights 2019! To celebrate this year’s horrifying haunt, TicketsatWork is giving you the chance to win Halloween Horror NightsTM merchandise. The best part – no purchase is necessary to enter or win!

From now until November 2, 2019, all TicketsatWork followers on Twitter and Instagram will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes. Over the next four weeks, one winner will be randomly chosen each week – every Friday at 12 p.m. – with four winners in total. The winner will be contacted via social media. What does that mean for you? If you’re not already following us on Twitter (@TicketsatWork) and Instagram (@TicketsatWork), then get to it. Don’t miss your chance to win TicketsatWork’s Halloween Horror NightsTM Merchandise Sweepstakes!

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Broadway Q&A: Leslie Kritzer of ‘Beetlejuice’

Leslie Kritzer dazzles with her fierce comic timing as Delia in Beetlejuice on Broadway. In the show, Charles Deetz has hired a life coach, Delia, for his teenage daughter Lydia. They have just moved into a home that was once occupied by a sweet couple, Adam and Barbara Maitland. The problem is that the recently deceased Maitlands, who are now ghosts, don’t want to give up their beloved home – even if they are dead. An unlikely duo – the death-obsessed Lydia and a life-obsessed demon named Beetlejuice – just might have the solution. This unique and fun musical comedy is based on Tim Burton’s classic film.

Kritzer has appeared on Broadway in Something Rotten, Elf, Sondheim on Sondheim, Legally Blonde, A Catered Affair and Hairspray. Other credits include The Robber Bridegroom, Gigantic, Rooms: A Rock Romance, The Memory Show, Nobody Loves You, Kevin Can Wait, Younger, VINYL and Law and Order: SVU.

Do remember one of the first times you were on stage?
Leslie Kritzer: I was in first grade production of The Crocus that Wouldn’t Bloom in Livingston, New Jersey. I was yelling at my mom backstage that the costume wasn’t fitting right. I was in first grade and already a perfectionist. Not that I was being a diva. It was more that I needed it to be right. I already knew how to do blocking. I knew I loved this world.

How did you hear about Beetlejuice?
LK: I found out they were doing the show. At the time, I was working with (director) Alex Timbers in The Robber Bridegroom. And I mentioned to him, “That’s so cool you’re doing Beetlejuice.”  He said, “I really would love for you to do Delia.”

Can tell us  about Delia Deetz?  
LK: Delia Deetz means well. Delia has a heart of gold, and is also a little daffy and confused. She is different than the character in the movie, and is not as mean. She’s a life coach. She wants Lydia to love her so much. She wants to get along. She also wants Lydia and her father, Charles Deetz, to get along.

I just love playing her. It’s such a funny role. These writers really know my sensibility. They have written towards my strengths. And Alex knows me, so he trusts me. It’s so great to be in a show when you’re working at the highest level of what you do. And that’s rare. It’s just so great. I’m having a lot of fun.

Can you talk about your Broadway debut?
LK: I was in my friend, Erica Tuchman’s, apartment. I was on tour with Urinetown: The Musical, and had come into New York for a call back for Hairspray as a replacement in the ensemble. I got the call while I was in her apartment that I got the replacement in the ensemble. It was my Broadway debut. I had finally made it. I had no boyfriend at the time. So I called my dad first.

Wasn’t your current Beetlejuice costar, Kerry Butler, in Hairspray too?
LK: She was. I also understudied her in Bat Boy: The Musical. And here we are.

What was one of the first Broadway shows you saw?
LK: It was 42nd Street when I was in kindergarten. I remember Jerry Orbach singing on the edge of the stage with a hankie. My mom couldn’t go. So my dad took me. I will never forget it. I thought, “Wow, he’s so close.” There were big tap numbers. It was so exciting. I believe I saw Lee Roy Reams in that production. I did a show with him years and years and years later, and wound up getting to know him. It’s just so crazy, and very cool.